Friday, 20 September 2013

Paper Windmills

If you were in London last week i do hope you checked out the London Design Festival, an annual event held to promote the city as the design capital of the world and a gateway to international creative community. 

Among many exhibits, one particularly captured the attention of many; The Wind Portal created by designer Najla El Zein.  The installation is made up of 5,000 paper windmills that spin to an integrated win system, it also has an architectural shape that creates an illusion. Depending on where a viewer stands, the gate appear to closed but as soon as you get closer the gate appears to be open up for you.

The artist explains that the windmills move at different speeds and sounds, as programmed by different flows of wind. The light accompanies the flows, giving the impression that the gate is breathing in and out.

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